Category Archives: How Tos

File Compression

About File Compression   If you have owned your computer for a year or more, you have probably run into the problem of large files, and hard-drive space. The salesman’s promise, “You’ll never use all the space on this computer!”, sounds more and more like so much advertising. Once you actually start to use the…
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Scanning Tips

PHOTOS vs. LINE ART   Resolution determines the level of detail recorded by the scanner, and is measured in dots per inch (dpi). The greater the dpi number, the higher the resolution. Image quality improves with higher resolution, but only up to a certain point, after which increasing resolution simply makes file sizes larger (and…
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PDF Workflow Part 2

Part II - Using the Acrobat Distiller   PDF files can be created using different methods:   • Creating PostScript files ("Print to file") and subsequent processing using the Acrobat Distiller or directly printing to the "Acrobat Distiller" printer, if available.   • Printing from an application using the PDF Writer printer driver (NOT RECOMMENDED)…
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PDF Workflow Part 1

Part I - PDF Workflow The PDF format has established itself as a universal exchange format for offset printing and digital copy jobs in the prepress sector. Pittsford Printing has adopted a standard PDF workflow originating from almost any Mac or PC DTP program. By standardizing our High-Res PDF workflow, we have been able to…
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